News 11th April 2018


Following the lunchtime broadcast of a gentleman wearing one of our organisation’s  hi vis vests attacking the floral memorial to Henry Vincent in Hither Green, we would like to make clear that the views expressed and actions taken by him in no way represent the views of our organisation.

This gentlemen no longer volunteers for VSL. Volunteers have been reminded not to wear VSL branded clothing at any time other than when undertaking authorised volunteer roles for the organisation.

Janet Barfield
Trustee Member

We provide voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the
London Borough of Lewisham.

Call 020 8291 1747

Job Opportunity

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) is looking for a self-starter with who can work independently and has proven experience of inter-agency working.

The Community Volunteer Coordinator will work in the Southwest of Lewisham and liaise with key organisations to identify and support small community groups, enabling them to introduce, or expand their capacity to work with volunteers. The worker will promote volunteering and volunteering opportunities, and facilitate volunteer placements.

For more information please click here.

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to make a difference? Want to DRIVE this MINIBUS?

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) are looking for volunteer drivers and passenger assistants to support a group of vulnerable people to attend the Calabash day centre in Catford.

If you are available weekdays between 8am - 10.30am or 3.30pm – 6pm and want to make a difference to a Lewisham persons life then get in touch now for more details!!

Email, Call 020 8291 1747 or apply online NOW!!


Up-coming Events

The VSL Christmas Project  aims to make what can be a difficult and isolating time of year more enjoyable. Please click on the link below to donate. Thank You


Voluntary Services Lewisham (formerly known as the Voluntary Care Centre), is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation.


We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, gardening, mental health support projects and transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page.


We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham? Do you have some time to offer? Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience? Would you like to discover and develop new skills? If so we would love to hear from you. Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.